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Graduate Admissions

To enroll in any Graduate Degree Program, students must meet the minimum academic and English language requirement for the concerned programs:

 

Contact our Graduate Admissions Department

Master of Business Administration

Full Admission

To qualify for Full Admission, applicants are required to meet these conditions: 

  • Have a four-year bachelor degree in related field of the degree program applied for (or its equivalent) 
  • Completed the bachelor degree program with a minimum Cumulative GPA (CGPA) of 3.0 on a scale of 4.0 (or the equivalent) 
  • Earned the bachelor degree from an accredited College that is recognized by the Ministry of Education-Higher Education Affairs in UAE  
  • Achieved the minimum required score of 550 on the TOEFL (IELTS 6.0, or the equivalent)

 

Provisional Admission

Provisionallyadmitted students must do the following: 

  • Students admitted with a CGPA between 2.00 and 2.99 in their bachelor degree studies may continue in the program only if they attain final grades of B or higher (CGPA 3.0) in the first four courses by the end of the first two modules (approximately four months or 16 weeks); otherwise, they will be dismissed from the program. 
  • Students admitted with a TOEFL score between 500 and 549 (IELTS 5.0, or the equivalent) must register in the Level 3 (advanced) course of the Intensive English Program. They are only permitted to register for one academic course (3-credit hours) during their first two modules of the program. They will be allowed to continue in the program only if they attain at least a 550 score in TOEFL by the end of the first two modules. Otherwise they will be dismissed from the program. 
  • The College Council decides on the recommendation of the Head of Department in cases not mentioned above.

Note: A bachelor’s degree awarded in a different discipline can be accepted but the applicants are required to complete the Preparatory Program at CUCA.

 

Sr. English Test Minimum Required Score
1 TOEFL (IBT) Internet-Based 79
2 TOEFL Paper Based 550
3 IELTS 6.0
4 EmSAT 1400
5 Cambridge English 169
6 PTEAcademic 50
7 City & Guilds B2
Admission Documents

When applying for admission to CUCA, the applicant must submit the following documents:

  • Each applicant must complete a CUCA application available at the Admission Office. This form must be submitted by the deadline dates announced by CUCA and must be accompanied by a non-refundable admission fee. 
  • The applicant must certify that all information submitted on the application is complete and accurate at the time of submission and confirm their understanding that misrepresentation of any information or failure to provide necessary documents may result in denial or rejection of their admission to the college. 
  • An official copy of the Bachelor Degree and Transcript (or its equivalent) attested by the Ministry of Education for the holders of UAE Universities certificate, and the below attestations for the international students from their countries:
  • Ministry of education/ higher education.
  • Ministry of foreign affairs.
  • UAE embassy.
  • Letter of Equivalency from Ministry of Education in UAE, if the student obtained the High School Certificate from another country.
  • Certificate of a Standardized Test of Eligibility in English Language (check the English Language Requirement Section).
  • Copy of valid passport.
  • Copy of valid UAE ID. (If applicable).
  • Copy of valid UAE visa (If applicable).
  • A complete copy of Khulasat Al Qaid (UAE National Family Book) for UAE Nationals.
  • 4 passport-size photos.
  • The applicant must meet any additional requirements for admission into the program for which they are applying. 

NOTE:  All documents presented by the applicant for admission purposes become the property of CUCA and will not be returned.

* Exemption from English Language Proficiency

Applicants for the MBA Program may be exempted from the requirement for English Language Proficiency (minimum TOEFL  score of 550 or its equivalent) if:

  • They provide an evidence of achieving Minimum TOEFL score of 500 or its equivalent at the time of their admission to the undergraduate program, plus a letter of confirmation that the English language is the Medium of Instruction.
  • The native language of the applicants is English.
  • Applicants completed the bachelor degree in their home country or in a country where English is the official language

Master of Law

Full Admission

To qualify for Full Admission, applicants are required to meet these conditions: 

    • Have a four-year Bachelor degree in Law (or its equivalent) 
    • Completed the Bachelor degree program with a minimum Cumulative GPA (CGPA) of 3.0 on a scale of 4.0 (or the equivalent) 
    • Earned the Bachelor degree from an accredited College/University that is recognized by the MOE-HEA 
    • Achieved the minimum required score of 450 on the TOEFL (IELTS 4.5, or the equivalent)
Provisional Admission

Provisionallyadmitted students must do the following: 

  • Students admitted with a CGPA between 2.00 and 2.99 from their Bachelor degree studies may continue in the program only if they attain final grades of B (CGPA 3.0) or higher in the first three courses they complete by the end of the first semester (approximately four months or 16 weeks); otherwise they will be dismissed from the program. 
  • The College Council decides on the recommendation of the Head of Department in cases not mentioned above.

 

Sr. English Test Minimum Required Score
1 TOEFL (IBT) Internet-Based 51
2 TOEFL Paper Based 450
3 IELTS 4.5
4 EmSAT 950
5 Cambridge English 147
6 PTE Academic 29
7 City & Guilds B1
Sr. Arabic Test Minimum Required Score
1 EMSAT-Arabic 1250

When applying for admission to CUCA, the applicant must submit the following documents:

  • Each applicant must complete a CUCA application available at the Admission Office. This form must be submitted by the deadline dates announced by CUCA and must be accompanied by a non-refundable admission fee. 
  • The applicant must certify that all information submitted on the application is complete and accurate at the time of submission and confirm their understanding that misrepresentation of any information or failure to provide necessary documents may result in denial or rejection of their admission to the college. 
  • An official copy of the Bachelor Degree and Transcript (or its equivalent) attested by the Ministry of Education for the holders of UAE Universities certificate, and the below attestations for the international students from their countries:
  • Ministry of education/ higher education.
  • Ministry of foreign affairs.
  • UAE embassy.
  • Letter of Equivalency from Ministry of Education in UAE, if the student obtained the High School Certificate from another country, or in any curriculum other than Ministry curriculum.
  • Certificate of a Standardized Test of Eligibility in English Language (check the English Language Requirement Section).
  • Certificate of a Standardized Test of Eligibility in Arabic Language (check the Arabic Language Requirement Section).
  • Copy of valid passport.
  • Copy of valid UAE ID. (If applicable).
  • Copy of valid UAE visa (If applicable).
  • A complete copy of Khulasat Al Qaid (UAE National Family Book) for UAE Nationals.
  • 4 passport-size photos.
  • The applicant must meet any additional requirements for admission into the program for which they are applying.

 

NOTE:  All documents presented by the applicant for admission purposes become the property of CUCA and will not be returned.

Professional Diploma in Teaching

  • A four-year Bachelor degree or its equivalent from a university or college accredited by the Ministry of Education – Higher Education Affairs in the United Arab Emirates in fields related to the specializations offered by CUCA at a Cumulative Grade Point Average of not less than 2.5/4 or equivalent (For full admission).
  • Students with a Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent with a CGPA of 2.0 and less than 2.5 can enroll in the Professional Diploma program (Under provisional admission) but they must provide a letter of experience in the teaching at least two years from recognized schools in UAE.
Sr. Arabic Test Minimum Required Score
1 EMSAT-Arabic 1250

When applying for admission to CUCA, the applicant must submit the following documents:

  • Each applicant must complete a CUCA application available at the Admission Office. This form must be submitted by the deadline dates announced by CUCA and must be accompanied by a non-refundable admission fee. 
  • The applicant must certify that all information submitted on the application is complete and accurate at the time of submission and confirm their understanding that misrepresentation of any information or failure to provide necessary documents may result in denial or rejection of their admission to the college. 
  • An official copy of the Bachelor Degree and Transcript (or its equivalent) attested by the Ministry of Education for the holders of UAE Universities certificate, and the below attestations for the international students from their countries:
  • Ministry of education/ higher education.
  • Ministry of foreign affairs.
  • UAE embassy.
  • Letter of Equivalency from Ministry of Education in UAE, if the student obtained the High School Certificate from another country, or in any curriculum other than Ministry curriculum.
  • Certificate of a Standardized Test of Eligibility in Arabic Language (check the Arabic Language Requirement Section).
  • Copy of valid passport.
  • Copy of valid UAE ID. (If applicable).
  • Copy of valid UAE visa (If applicable).
  • A complete copy of Khulasat Al Qaid (UAE National Family Book) for UAE Nationals.
  • 4 passport-size photos.
  • The applicant must meet any additional requirements for admission into the program for which they are applying.

 

NOTE:  All documents presented by the applicant for admission purposes become the property of CUCA and will not be returned.

Transfer of Credits- Graduate Programs

  1. Students applying as post-freshman admission, have to provide an official Transcript stating they have attended at least one semester as a full-time student at another accredited College, University, or equivalent educational institution and possess a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 3.0 or above. 
  2. Coursework completed in the previous educational institution may be accepted in the appropriate program at CUCA by meeting the following provisions: 
  1. Applicant must submit an official transcript attested by the MoE-HEA showing all credits and grades earned, along with a detailed description of the courses to the Admission Office. 
  2. Only coursework with grade B (3.0) and above, or its equivalent will be accepted.
  3. Only coursework relevant to the study plan of the desired major will be considered.
  4. Coursework should bear at least three credit hours; however, two or more can be combined to equal one three credit hour course. 
  5. The coursework content must be equal to approximately 75-80% of the CUCA course content.
  6. Only 50% of total credits shall be considered as transfer credits.
  7. If the student studied the same course in two different educational institutions, only one of them will be considered.
  8. The coursework was not a part of the Preparatory Program.

3. The Committee of Student Transfer shall review the student’s request of transfer credits and submit its recommendations to the Vice Chancellor for approval.

 

Notes:

  • Grades of the transfer courses earned at the host institution are not used in calculating the student’s CGPA.
  • Student must provide a letter of medium of instruction for any transferred course taught in English.
  • Students shouldn’t been dismissed from their previous institutions for disciplinary reasons.

Transfer credit hours will only appear on the CUCA transcript when the Registrar receives the official and attested transcript of the student’s previous institution.